110 physician leaders to know | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to recognize the following leaders in the 2016 edition of the Physician Leaders of Hospitals and Health Systems list.

 This list features hospital and health system presidents and CEOs who also hold medical degrees. All recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers, leading initiatives to improve their individual organizations and the healthcare of the communities they serve.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team considered nominations and conducted research to select leaders for this list.

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and leaders could not pay for inclusion on this list. Leaders are presented in alphabetical order. 

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Richard Afable, MD. President and CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health (Newport Beach, Calif.). Dr. Afable serves as president and CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health, an integrated delivery system in Orange County that includes seven hospitals, numerous ambulatory sites and an expansive physician network. [READ MORE]  

Steve Allen, MD. CEO ofNationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Serving as CEO of Nationwide Children's Hospital since 2006, Dr. Allen oversees more than 1,100 medical staff members and a hospital staff of 8,000, as well as the hospital's Research Institute, Hospital Foundation and The Center for Family Safety and Healing. [READ MORE] 

Imran Andrabi, MD. CEO of Mercy Health-Toledo (Ohio). In addition to his role as CEO of Mercy Health-Toledo, Dr. Andrabi serves as senior vice president of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health. [READ MORE] 

Timothy Babineau, MD. President and CEO ofLifespan (Providence, R.I.). Prior to serving as president and CEO of Lifespan, Dr. Babineau was president and CEO of Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, both based in Providence. [READ MORE] 

David J. Bailey, MD. President and CEO ofNemours (Jacksonville, Fla.). Dr. Bailey has been president and CEO of Nemours, an integrated children's health system, since 2006. [READ MORE]

Patrick Battey, MD. CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Dr. Battey — who has been on staff with Piedmont Atlanta since 1985 — took the reins as CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in January, making him the first physician CEO the hospital has had since its 1905 opening. [READ MORE] 

Amy Beiter, MD. President and CEO of Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital (Tucson, Ariz.). Dr. Beiter joined Carondelet St. Mary's staff in 1992, working as a clinician and medical director for utilization management as well as CMO before becoming president and CEO in 2012. [READ MORE]

Edward J. Benz Jr., MD. President and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston). Dr. Benz has served as president and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 2000. [READ MORE] 

Eric Bieber, MD. President and CEO of Rochester (N.Y.) Regional Health System. Dr. Bieber was named president and CEO of Rochester Regional Health System in 2014. [READ MORE] 

Richard Boehler, MD. President and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital (Nashua, N.H.). Dr. Boehler has served as president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital since 2013. [READ MORE] 

Akram Boutros, MD. President and CEO of the MetroHealth System (Cleveland).Dr. Boutros is a board-certified internist who has more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience. [READ MORE] 

John R. Brumsted, MD. President and CEO of University of Vermont Health Network and CEO of University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington). Dr. Brumsted has served in a variety of roles at the UVM Medical Center, including CMO, chief quality officer and interim CEO. [READ MORE] 

John Cacciamani, MD. CEO of Chestnut Hill Hospital (Philadelphia).Dr. Cacciamani acted as chief of clinical operations and informatics at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia for eight years before he was named CEO of Chestnut Hill Hospital in 2012. [READ MORE] 

Michael Caligiuri, MD. Director of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO of Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (Columbus). In addition to his roles as director and CEO, Dr. Caligiuri is also the John L. Marakas Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation chair in cancer research. [READ MORE] 

David Carmouche, MD. Senior Vice President and President of Ochsner Health Network (New Orleans). In early 2016, Dr. Carmouche assumed the position of senior vice president and president of Ochsner Health Network, a clinically integrated network composed of health systems in the area and anchored by Ochsner Health System. [READ MORE] 

Patrick Cawley, MD. CEO of MUSC Health and Vice President for Health Affairs of the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston). Dr. Cawley held various positions at MUSC Medical Center, including vice president for clinical operations and CMO, before becoming CEO. [READ MORE] 

John B. Chessare, MD. President and CEO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center.Dr. Chessare stepped into the role of president and CEO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center in June 2010, overseeing more than 40 multispecialty physician practices, a 270-bed hospital, a hospice organization and the GBMC Foundation. [READ MORE] 

Joanne Conroy, MD. CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (Burlington, Mass.).Dr. Conroy was named CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in June 2014. [READ MORE] 

Reginald Coopwood, MD. President and CEO of Regional One Health (Memphis, Tenn.). Prior to becoming president and CEO of Regional One Health in 2010, Dr. Coopwood served as CMO of Nashville (Tenn.) General Hospital at Meharry and CEO of Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority. [READ MORE]

Steven J. Corwin, MD. President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City). Dr. Corwin joined the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital team in 1979 and filled a variety of leadership roles, including CMO, COO and executive vice president before being named president and CEO in 2011. [READ MORE]

Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, MD. President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cosgrove joined the Cleveland Clinic family in 1975 and has served as president and CEO of the $8 billion health system since 2004. [READ MORE] 

Kenneth L. Davis, MD. President and CEO of Mount Sinai Health System (New York City).Dr. Davis was named president and CEO of the Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2003. [READ MORE]

Ralph de la Torre, MD. Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System (Boston, Mass.).As chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care System, Dr. de la Torre oversees a $2.4 billion system that includes 3,000 physicians, 24 affiliated urgent care providers,10 hospital campuses, six ambulatory surgery centers, home care and hospice, among other services. [READ MORE]

Ronald DePinho, MD. President of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston).Prior to his appointment as president of MD Anderson Cancer Center in September 2011, Dr. DePinho spent 14 years at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston where he served as founding director of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science. [READ MORE]

James R. Downing, MD. President and CEO of St. Jude's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). Dr. Downing joined St. Jude's in 1986, serving as deputy director, executive vice president and scientific director before being named president and CEO in 2014. [READ MORE]

Reginald J. Eadie, MD. CEO of DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital and DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital (Detroit). Dr. Eadie first joined the Detroit Medical Center staff in 1998 for his residency in emergency medicine at Detroit Receiving Hospital. [READ MORE]

Susan Ehrlich, MD. CEO of Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Before joining Zuckerberg San Francisco General as CEO in April, Dr. Ehrlich held a variety of roles at the San Mateo (Calif.) Medical Center over the course of nearly 14 years, beginning as a staff physician in 2002. [READ MORE]

Melinda Estes, MD. President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System (Kansas City, Mo.).Dr. Estes was named president and CEO of 10-hospital Saint Luke's Health System in 2011. [READ MORE]

David Feinberg, MD. President and CEO of Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). Dr. Feinberg has been president and CEO of Geisinger Health System since May 2015. [READ MORE]

Gerard J. Galarneau, MD. CEO and CMO of Catskill Regional Medical Center (Harris, N.Y.). Dr. Galarneau joined the Greater Hudson Valley Health System, the parent organization of Catskill Regional Medical Center and Middletown, N.Y.-based Orange Regional Medical Center, in 2013. [READ MORE]

Raj Garg, MD. President and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America (Boca Raton, Fla.). Dr. Garg became president and CEO of Cancer Treatment Centers of America in June and also serves on the organization's national board of directors. [READ MORE]

Bryce Gartland, MD. CEO of Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). Dr. Gartland was promoted from COO of Emory University Hospital to CEO in August 2015. [READ MORE]

Richard Gilfillan, MD. President and CEO of Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Since taking the helm of Trinity Health in 2013, Dr. Gilfillan is responsible for overseeing a $15.9 billion Catholic health system serving communities in 22 states with 93 hospitals and 120 continuing care facilities. [READ MORE]

Larry Goodman, MD. CEO of Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Dr. Goodman is the president of Rush University, president of the Rush System for Health and principal officer of the Rush board of trustees in addition to leading Rush University Medical Center as CEO. [READ MORE] 

Bill Gorski, MD. President and CEO of SwedishAmerican Health System (Rockford, Ill.). Dr. Gorski has served as president and CEO of SwedishAmerican Health System since 2001. [READ MORE]

Howard Grant, MD, JD. President and CEO of Lahey Health System (Burlington, Mass.). Prior to his role as president and CEO of Lahey Health System, Dr. Grant, a physician and attorney, acted as president and CEO of Lahey Clinic. [READ MORE]

Robert Grossman, MD. Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Grossman was named the Saul J. Farber Dean and CEO of NYU Langone Medical Center in July 2007. [READ MORE]

Dean Gruner, MD. President and CEO of ThedaCare (Appleton, Wis.). Dr. Gruner has served as president and CEO of ThedaCare, a community-owned health system, since 2008. [READ MORE]

Alan Guerci, MD. President and CEO of Catholic Health Services (Rockville Centre, N.Y.). Dr. Guerci stepped into his current role as president and CEO of Catholic Health Services in July 2013. [READ MORE]

Toby Hamilton, MD. CEO of Emerus Holdings (The Woodlands, Texas). Dr. Hamilton is a founding partner, CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Emerus Holdings, a network of value-based microhospitals. [READ MORE]

Lisa E. Harris, MD. Medical Director and CEO of Eskenazi Health (Indianapolis). Dr. Harris has served as medical director and CEO of Eskenazi Health, formerly Wishard Health System, since 2004. [READ MORE]

A. Marc Harrison, MD. Incoming President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Dr. Harrison will take over as president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare when Charles W. Sorenson, MD, retires on Oct. 15. [READ MORE]

Richard Hart, MD, DrPH. President and CEO of Loma Linda (Calif.) University Health. In 2008, Dr. Hart took the reins as president of Loma Linda University, which encompasses the enterprise's academics, research organizations and health system. [READ MORE]

Margot Hartmann, MD, PhD. President and CEO of Nantucket (Mass.) Cottage Hospital. Dr. Hartmann is board-certified in internal medicine and has served as president and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital since October 2010. [READ MORE]

Louis Hochheiser, MD. CEO of St. John's Medical Center (Jackson, Wyo.). In his current role as CEO, Dr. Hochheiser, a family physician, oversees the 108-bed St. John's Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Rodney Hochman, MD. President and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). At the helm of Providence St. Joseph Health, Dr. Hochman leads a nonprofit health and social services system with 50 hospitals, 829 physician clinics and various services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. [READ MORE]

Larry Kaiser, MD. Senior Executive Vice President and CEO of Temple University Health System (Philadelphia). Dr. Kaiser, an internationally recognized healthcare executive, thoracic surgeon, researcher and author, is dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine and senior executive vice president for health affairs at Temple University, president and CEO of Temple University Health System and a professor of thoracic medicine and surgery. [READ MORE]

Neeraj Kanwal, MD. President of ProMedica Flower Hospital (Sylvania, Ohio). Before being appointed to his current role of president of ProMedica Flower Hospital, Dr. Kanwal served as vice president of medical affairs at ProMedica Toledo (Ohio) Hospital. [READ MORE]

Gary Kaplan, MD. Chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System (Seattle). Dr. Kaplan has served as chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System since 2000. [READ MORE]

Donald Kearns, MD. President and CEO of Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego). Dr. Kearns was appointed to his current role as president and CEO of Rady Children's Hospital in February 2015. [READ MORE]

Mark A. Keroack, MD. President and CEO of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). As president and CEO of Baystate Health, Dr. Keroack provides strategic, financial and operational oversight for all of the health system's services, as well as its subsidiary health plan, Health New England. [READ MORE]

M. Narendra Kini, MD. CEO of Miami Children's Health System. Dr. Kini has served as president and CEO of Miami Children's Health System, which includes Nicklaus Children's Hospital and its eight outpatient centers, since January 2008. [READ MORE]

Stephen Klasko, MD. President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health (Philadelphia). Under the leadership of Dr. Klasko, Jefferson Health has grown from a three-hospital urban academic medical center to an eight-hospital system, resulting from the 2014 merger of Jefferson with Abington (Pa.) Health. [READ MORE]

Arthur Klein, MD. President of Mount Sinai Health Network (New York City). Dr. Klein, a pediatric cardiologist, was named president of Mount Sinai Health Network in February 2013. [READ MORE]

Mark Laney, MD. CEO of Mosaic Life Care (St. Joseph, Mo.). Before joining Mosaic Life Care in 2009, Dr. Laney worked at Fort Worth, Texas-based Cook Children's Health Care System for 20 years. [READ MORE] 

Vivian S. Lee, MD, PhD. CEO of University of Utah Health Care (Salt Lake City). Dr. Lee has served as senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah, dean of the university's school of medicine and CEO of University of Utah Health Care since July 2011. [READ MORE]

James Leonard, MD. President and CEO of the Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, Ill.). As president and CEO of Carle, Dr. Leonard oversees clinical and business operations for the hospital, which serves more than 850,000 inpatient and outpatient visits each year. [READ MORE]

Alan List, MD. President and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). In addition to serving as president and CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. List is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of more effective treatment strategies for myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia. [READ MORE]

William Lunn, MD. CEO of Tulane Medical Center (New Orleans). Dr. Lunn became CEO of Tulane Medical Center in July 2014. [READ MORE]

John Mazziotta, MD, PhD. Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health (Los Angeles). Dr. Mazziotta has been a member of the UCLA faculty since 1983. [READ MORE]

John McCabe, MD. Senior Vice President for Hospital Affairs and CEO of Upstate University Hospital (Syracuse, N.Y.). Dr. McCabe served in various key leadership positions with Upstate Medical University for 22 years before being named CEO of the hospital and senior vice president for hospital affairs in August 2009. [READ MORE]

John D. McConnell, MD. CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Dr. McConnell became the first CEO of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2008. [READ MORE]

Michael McDermott, MD. President and CEO of Mary Washington Healthcare (Fredericksburg, Va.). After completing his residency at Baltimore-based University of Maryland Medical System, Dr. McDermott began practicing radiology with the Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg in 1997. [READ MORE]

Sonia Mehta, MD. CEO and CMO of Loretto Hospital (Chicago). Dr. Mehta has served as CEO of Loretto Hospital, a safety-net hospital in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, since 2012. [READ MORE]

Nanette Mickiewicz, MD. President of Dominican Hospital (Santa Cruz, Calif.). Dr. Mickiewicz, an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist, became Dominican Hospital's first physician CEO in 2007. [READ MORE]

Redonda Miller, MD. President of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). In May, Dr. Miller became the first female president of Johns Hopkins Hospital in its 127-year history. [READ MORE]

Bruce Murphy, MD, PharmD. CEO of Arkansas Heart Hospital (Little Rock).Dr. Murphy co-founded Arkansas Heart Hospital in 1995. [READ MORE]

Elizabeth G. Nabel, MD. President of Brigham and Women's Health Care (Boston). Dr. Nabel, a cardiologist and biomedical researcher, has served as president of Brigham and Women's Health Care since 2010. [READ MORE]

Brian Nester, DO. President and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Dr. Nester has served as president and CEO of Lehigh Valley Health Network since November 2014. [READ MORE]

Janice Nevin, MD. President and CEO of Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Dr. Nevin was appointed president and CEO of Christiana Care Health System in 2014. [READ MORE]

Kurt Newman, MD. President and CEO of Children's National Health System (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Newman's tenure with Children's National Health System spans more than 30 years. [READ MORE]

John H. Noseworthy, MD. President and CEO of Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.) In his role as Mayo Clinic president and CEO, which he has held since 2009, Dr. Noseworthy oversees Mayo Clinic's research, clinical and educational operations across five states. [READ MORE]

Steven Packer, MD. President and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey (Calif.) Peninsula. Dr. Packer was named president and CEO of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and the Community Hospital Foundation in January 1999. [READ MORE]

L. Reuven Pasternak, MD. CEO of Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital. Stony Brook University Hospital named Dr. Pasternak vice president for health systems and CEO of the hospital in September 2012. [READ MORE] 

David C. Pate, MD, JD. President and CEO of St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho). Dr. Pate, a physician and lawyer by training, joined St. Luke's Health System in 2009. [READ MORE]

Ronald Paulus, MD. President and CEO of Mission Health System (Asheville, N.C.). At the helm of Mission Health System, Dr. Paulus oversees operations of the $1.4 billion, six-hospital enterprise. [READ MORE]

Charles Peck, MD. President and CEO of Athens (Ga.) Regional Health System. Dr. Peck was named interim CEO of Athens Regional Health System in September 2014 and was then appointed president and CEO in March 2015. [READ MORE]

Joseph Pepe, MD. President and CEO of Catholic Medical Center (Manchester, N.H.). Dr. Pepe, a board-certified internist, has served as president and CEO of Catholic Medical Center since January 2012. [READ MORE]

John Popovich Jr., MD. President and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). Dr. Popovich, who was named CEO in June 2010, is the first physician to lead 805-bed Henry Ford Hospital as president and CEO in more than 40 years. [READ MORE]

Roy Proujansky, MD. Executive Vice President and CEO of Nemours Delaware Valley Operations (Wilmington). In 2013, Dr. Proujansky was appointed CEO of Nemours Delaware Valley Operations, which encompasses Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours duPont Pediatrics in Wilmington. [READ MORE]

Clint Purvance, MD. President and CEO of Barton Health (Lake Tahoe, Calif.). Dr. Purvance became president and CEO of Barton Health in November 2015. [READ MORE]

Ramanathan Raju, MD. President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals. At the helm of NYC Health + Hospitals, Dr. Raju leads the largest municipal healthcare system in the United States, comprised of 42,000 employees working in more than 70 locations across the city. [READ MORE]

Paul G. Ramsey, MD. CEO of UW Medicine (Seattle). Dr. Ramsey serves as CEO of UW Medicine, executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the school of medicine at the University of Washington. [READ MORE]

Marsha D. Rappley, MD. Vice President of Virginia Commonwealth University Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System (Richmond). Dr. Rappley became vice president of health sciences and CEO of the VCU Health System in August 2015. [READ MORE]

Prem Reddy, MD. Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare (Ontario, Calif.). Dr. Reddy founded Prime Healthcare Services, which operates 43 acute care hospitals across 14 states, in 2001.[READ MORE]

David Reich, MD. President and COO of The Mount Sinai Hospital and President of Mount Sinai Queens (New York City). Dr. Reich became president and COO of The Mount Sinai Hospital and president of Mount Sinai Queens, both of which are part of the Mount Sinai Health System, in 2013. [READ MORE]

Sheldon M. Retchin, MD. Executive Vice President of Health Sciences at the Ohio State University and CEO of OSU Wexner Medical Center (Columbus). Dr. Retchin, a board-certified internist, stepped into his current role as executive vice president of health sciences at OSU and CEO of the Wexner Medical Center in March 2015. [READ MORE]

Robert C. Robbins, MD. President and CEO of Texas Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Robbins, a cardiac surgeon, became president and CEO of Texas Medical Center in 2012. [READ MORE]

Cliff Robertson, MD. CEO of CHI Health and Senior Vice President of Divisional Operations of CHI (Englewood, Colo.). Before stepping into his current role, Dr. Robertson served CHI as interim CEO of St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston and as COO of Franciscan Health System in Tacoma, Wash. [READ MORE]

Joseph Robertson Jr., MD. President of Oregon Health and Science University (Portland). In addition to serving as president of OHSU since 2006, Dr. Robertson is a board-certified ophthalmologist with a clinical focus on vitreous surgery and special emphasis on surgery for macular diseases. [READ MORE]

Paul Rothman, MD. CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Not only does Dr. Rothman, a molecular immunologist, serve as CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, but he also is the dean of the medical faculty and vice president for medicine at Johns Hopkins University. [READ MORE]

Kenneth N. Sable, MD. President of Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune, N.J.). In January 2015, Dr. Sable returned to the hospital where he did rotations as a medical student — Jersey Shore University Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Steven M. Safyer, MD. President and CEO of Montefiore Medical Center (New York City). Since joining Montefiore in 1982, Dr. Safyer progressed through the ranks, becoming senior vice president and CMO in 1998 and president and CEO in 2008. [READ MORE]

Ihor Sawczuk, MD. President of Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. In 2001, Dr. Sawczuk began his tenure at Hackensack University Medical Center as chairman of the department of urology. [READ MORE]

John Jay Shannon, MD. CEO of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (Chicago). Dr. Shannon's experience in Chicago has spanned decades. [READ MORE]

Peter L. Slavin, MD. President of Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Dr. Slavin was appointed president of Massachusetts General Hospital in 2003. [READ MORE]

Anthony D. Slonim, MD, DrPH. President and CEO of Renown Health (Reno, Nev.). Dr. Slonim has more than 15 years of executive healthcare leadership experience and is the nation's first quadruple board-certified physician — in internal medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine critical care and pediatric critical care. [READ MORE]

Charles Sorenson, MD. President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Dr. Sorenson became president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare in 2008, but he wasn't new to the system at the time. [READ MORE]

Mohan Suntha, MD. President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore). Dr. Suntha became president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center effective Sept. 1. [READ MORE]

Kevin Tabb, MD. President and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). Dr. Tabb became CMO of Stanford (Calif.) Hospitals & Clinics in 2008 and held that position for three years before being named president and CEO of BIDMC, a teaching hospital of Boston-based Harvard Medical School, in 2011. [READ MORE]

Tony Tedeschi, MD. CEO of Weiss Memorial Hospital (Chicago) and CEO of Tenet Health Northeast Region, Chicago Market. Dr. Tedeschi has more than 20 years of operational and clinical leadership experience. [READ MORE]

Craig B. Thompson, MD. President and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering (New York City). In November 2010, Dr. Thompson took over as president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. [READ MORE]

David Torchiana, MD. President and CEO of Partners HealthCare (Boston). Dr. Torchiana, a heart surgeon, was named president and CEO of Partners HealthCare in February 2015. [READ MORE]

Nick Turkal, MD. President and CEO of Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). In 1987, Dr. Turkal joined Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin's largest private employer. [READ MORE]

John Warner, MD, Vice President and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals (Dallas). Dr. Warner was named vice president and CEO of UT Southwestern University Hospitals in February 2012. [READ MORE]

James Weinstein, DO. President and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock (Lebanon, N.H.). In 2011, Dr. Weinstein took on the role of president and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, a $2 billion system that includes New Hampshire's only academic medical center. [READ MORE]

Penny Wheeler, MD. President and CEO of Allina Health (Minneapolis). A board-certified OB-GYN, Dr. Wheeler took the helm at Allina Health in 2015. [READ MORE] 

David Williams, MD. Senior Vice President of Clinical Integration and Optimization of UnityPoint Health and CEO of UnityPoint Health Partners (West Des Moines, Iowa). Not only does Dr. Williams serve as senior vice president of clinical integration and optimization for UnityPoint Health, but he also serves as CEO of the health system's ACO, UnityPoint Health Partners. [READ MORE]

Ginger Williams, MD. President and CEO of Oaklawn Hospital (Marshall, Mich.). Although she was trained as an ER physician, Dr. Williams got hooked on healthcare administration early in her career. [READ MORE]

Nicholas Wolter, MD. CEO of Billings (Mont.) Clinic. Dr. Wolter joined Billings Clinic in 1982 to practice pulmonary and critical care medicine. [READ MORE]

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